Rose Construction now has a Certified Renovator for safe renovation techniques when working in homes with lead paint.  Our Project Manager, DyLon McClary, CGR, received his Lead Safety Certification for Remodeling, Repair and Painting, on March 23. The new EPA regulation goes into effect on April 22 this year.

The Rule requires that strict procedures be followed during renovations in homes built before 1987 that disturbs more than six square feet of potentially contaminated painted surfaces if that home is inhabited or frequented by pregnant women or children under the age of six.

The required practices during renovation and cleanup are quite rigorous, including the posting of warning signs, setting up dust containment zones, and specified cleaning and waste disposal procedures. The clean up must be supervised by a certified renovater.

The rule applies to any contractor doing work that disturbs potentially contaminated paint:

  • Remodeling and repair/ maintenance
  • Electrical work
  • Plumbing
  • Painting
  • Carpentry
  • Window replacement

However, if there are no pregnant women or children under 6 living or regularly frequenting the residence, the rule allows the homeowner to “opt-out” of the lead renovation requirements by signing a statement to that effect.